Ioane Mesvete

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Ioane Mesvete (Georgian: იოანე მესვეტე) was a Georgian calligrapher who lived during the 11th century.[1][2]

Mesvete created calligraphic works while living at the Martvili Monastery.

In 1031 Mesvete re-wrote several hagiographical chapters.[vague] In 1050 he was involved in the re-writing of the Four Gospels of Martvili.

Mesvete wrote in the nuskhuri script of the Georgian alphabet and used asomtavruli script for the decoration of letters.


  1. ^ ბერიძე, ქართული საბჭოთა ენციკლოპედია, ტომი 5, გვერდი 190, თბილისი, 1980 Beridze, Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, Volume 5, p 190, Tbilisi, 1980
  2. ^ მარტვილის ტაძარი, ძველი ქართული ხუროთმოძღვრება, თბილისი, 1974, გვერდი 108-109 Martvili monastery, old Georgian architecture, Tbilisi, 1974, p 108-109